BRD wallet sells BRD tokens, if you hold enough of them in your wallet you can get access to a customer service phone number.

How much is enough? 2,500+ BRD
Market price? $0.34 USD

Thats $850 USD worth of shitcoin before someone will answer your call lmao

wElcOmE tO tHe tOkeNiZeD eConOmY

Interesting thread:
twitter.com/StopAndDecrypt/sta

1) I think I would call that a soft-fork, that induces a reorg.

2) The situation isn't extremely clear to me (details of the double spend? How is it related?), but I suppose it would be inconsequential for the old nodes (assuming there isn't a reorg that happens when miners switched back to the old chain)

3) is interesting: is the gossip protocol part of consensus? I suppose this would create a hardfork, since new/old nodes cannot talk easily

What if it was called a "security fee" instead of a "transaction fee"?

Bitcoin and quantum computers are two fields of study that I think are foreign to the vast majority of people, so maybe this is why there is so much confusion and hysteria about the two every so often.

This is a great post that addresses both the technical details, and the wider social/network implications:

bitcoin.stackexchange.com/ques

This is amazing, where did this list of nonsense come from? Who was paid to put this together? Is *anyone* looking at this and thinking it seems legit at all?

My favourite is just 'Blockchain society'. Can't wait for that one...

I feel like this is probably a marketing stunt, but even still, wow. Absolute inanity.

bbc.com/news/newsbeat-49933003

Anyone have any fun suggestions for things to do with a YubiKey? I was given one by a friend, trying to decide what to do with it.

I find it hard to believe that regular Reddit users post about Bakkt so much. Very suspicious that Bakkt is paying for some sort of small scale astroturfing campaign over there. Like honestly, who cares?

My experience earning lightning network routing fees:

$ lncli feereport
{
...
"day_fee_sum": "0",
"week_fee_sum": "0",
"month_fee_sum": "0",
"millenia_fee_sum": "0"
}

This article is interesting, but if nothing else just hit the link and scroll down until you see the flashing red/blue square gifs, and then read the paragraph or two right above those for an explanation. Its a really cool optical phenomenon!

ergodicityeconomics.com/2019/0

I've looked at lightning-poker.com before, but there has never been anyone online. Now there are three!

200 sats on the line πŸ˜†

LND updated-- very easy this time around, which is always nice.
I'm interested to see what this vulnerability affecting < v0.7.0 is..

One anecdotal reason I think the lightning network will be successful:

Every time I need to make a small BTC payment lately, my first instinct is to now see if I can send it via lightning.

This is beneficial to me because:
- Less fees, no need to pull up Johoe's mempool visualizer (my fav place to check out the current blockspace market)
- No need to consider UTXO management (privacy, efficient fee-rate planning, etc)

So if you want my sats, I guess you'd better accept lightning payments :p

My answer: ~3 years until I set up a node.

It seems absurd now, but the first wallet I used was blockchain.info. An easy web login trumped a command line installation.

Don't underestimate convenience as a (de)motivator! And the tinfoil-hatters on btcTalk can paint a scary picture of hackers coming for your coins...

(for the record, I went to *great* lengths to create secure logins and backups. I'm not sure you could use bc.info in a more 'secure manner' than I devised hahaha :p)

Bitcoin twitter is riled up because a well-known podcaster admitted to not running their own node. I bet more 'notable bitcoiners' are guilty of this than most people think!

So here's a question: how long after acquiring your first bit of bitcoin did you set a node up? I bet only a select group of highly technical people went node->acquire BTC.

Still in the no-node group? Speak up, and let someone help you get one going! Claw back some sovereignty, join the revolution.

It'd be frustrating to be working for a biz that is creating useless blockchain-hype products. At least once the hype dries up, people like this will have some knowledge that is transferable to building more viable (Bitcoin) tech.

bitcoin.stackexchange.com/ques

I think this is a really stupid take, but I do also think there is a sliver of truth to the BTC part: privacy at the protocol level is important! If we end up in a future of white/blacklisted coins that will be really, really bad.

Also... something about ETH and infura servers shutting down.. lol! (and let’s not even start on ETH privacy, that is a very sad topic)

Bitcoin, not blockchain.

Credit to @woonomic on birdsite, great chart

I wish LND had better UTXO management tools. I'd like to spend a certain UTXO entirely to create a channel, but that seems almost impossible to do.

Hmm, I guess the next best option is to have a very small change output leftover, rather than consume additional UTXOs just to cover the miner fees..

Being able to specify a certain UTXO, and then set the local_amt to (max - miner fees) would be great!

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